acceptable - but not what we expected in Seaside
Great location but the unit felt very small and photography of interior was better than the actual appearance. There was mildew on the shower curtain, the spiral staircase was tiny (especially when carrying groceries, etc.) and there was minimal storage space with no real closet. The kitchen had great appliances but a very limited number of pots/pans, etc. and the ones that were there were not "gourmet" by any means. Internet access (as advertised) was password protected and when we were given a password (24 hours after requesting it) it didn't work, even after resetting the modem and wireless router, so we just gave up. The view from the small balcony was very good and the price was good for a location in Seaside. If all you want is a great location with a good view and a comfortable bed and if you plan to eat out for most meals we would recommend this property. Otherwise, it might be wise to spend a little more on a nicer place or go to Seagrove where you can get a very nice house for the same price.
Owner's Response: I regret this guest was disappointed in some aspects of his stay. It is our goal to exceed all guest expectations. The password is given at check during the orientation to the cottage. In hopes of avoiding any misunderstandings about the password protection, the password has been permanently affixed to the internet equipment and directions for resetting the modem and router were also posted. Unsecured free wifi from other sources is also available within range. The kitchen has 7 drawers and a wall of cabinets containing essential cooks tools and equipment including All Clad pots and pans and Wusthof or equal quality knives and a Kitchenaid Professional mixer. A new inventory of plates, bowls and glassware is being installed this spring and a full inventory of cooking utensils is currently underway. Love Monkey is not designed for entertaining large crowds inside, but has a large courtyard on the third floor for outside entertaining with a view of the gulf. Seaside is a social location and equipment is sometimes taken to another location for an event. If a particular piece was taken to another location, it may not make its way home. I hope the guest did not overlook the equipment stored in the metal cabinets contained under the dining room shelves. We have stayed in 38 locations in Seaside and therefore appreciate the importance of a well equipped kitchen. I sometimes shipped my own things when I was renting. It is of utmost importance to me that no guest is without supplies that they need. If there is anything that is missing between inventories, we certainly would like to know. We will do our best to secure it for you during your stay and if there is a specialty equipment you need, please request it before arrival and we will get it for you. This unit is approximately 800 square feet, 400 on each floor. The dining table seats four comfortably, but two extra chairs could be added at the ends.
The entry includes a closet with shelf and rod. The master bedroom has a built in closet/armoire with hanging storage and shelving on one side. There is also a built in dresser. There are two four drawer metal storage cabinets on the top floor. and another small closet. It is our utmost desire for all guests to have a relaxing and satisfying experience staying in Love Monkey and we will do all we can to meet your needs. We are currently undertaking a review and upgrade of our standards.
Helpful votes: 12/14
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